Peter Blake’s yacht Ceramco leads the fleet leaving Auckland at the start of the 1981–82 Whitbread Round the World race. After near disaster when the yacht lost its mast on the first leg of the race, it finished a creditable third.
Listen to Blake talk about the mast breaking and what happened next.
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